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Israel Destroies Yasser Arafat's Gaza Residence

Sun 25 Feb 2024 | 01:06 PM
Ahmed Emam

On Thursday, the Palestinian Culture Ministry said that Israeli forces had destroyed the house of late Palestinian President Yasser Afarat in the Gaza Strip.

In a statement, Palestinian Culture Minister Atef Abu Saif said: “The occupation's targeting and destruction of the residence of the martyr and founding leader Arafat in Gaza is a continuation of its relentless assault.”

He also affirmed that the Israeli offensive attack was to “remove the symbols of dignity and the struggle of our people.”

Moreover, the Ministry shared photos on its official Facebook page showing the extent of damage in the house, where Arafat resided from 1995 to 2001.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army did not comment on the incident as the war on Gaza enters its 140th day, killing about 1,200 Israelis.

“The house also features exhibits showcasing various stages of Arafat's life, detailing his struggle and dedication to the freedom of his people, alongside other artistic works, said Abu Saif, noting that the iconic house will remain a testament to pivotal moments in our history, while the occupation's acts of demolition serve as further evidence of its brutality

He added: “The assault on Palestinian cultural heritage during the ongoing war on Gaza, including historical structures, mosques, churches, cultural centers, heritage sites, museums, libraries, publishing houses, and universities, is consistent with the occupation's destructive values and policies.”